Friday, February 26, 2021

A Touch Of Ink Doily...

Have you seen the Square Vellum Doilies?  I love vellum, so I was a big fan from the beginning of these guys.  However...sometimes I don't want a square.  Easy fix!  I just cut off the corners, and now it's a fun circle!  Added the CUTE bird from the "Touch of Ink" Stamp Set that is FREE during Sale-A-Bration, and here's a fun card you can use for any occasion!  

ColorsWhisper White, Gray Granite, Bumblebee, Pool Party
Inks:  Gray Granite, Pool Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Basic Black, Gray Granite, 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper
Stamps: A Touch of Ink 
Tools: Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Opal Rounds, White Stampin' Embossing Powder, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, Square Vellum Doilies

What do you think?!  And can we talk about those Opal Rounds?!  These are in the January-June Mini Catalog...and they are FANTASTIC!!!  I love the delicate touch they add! 

In case you were wondering...the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder is still a big fave of mine!  Add a little splattered ink for even more texture!  💗

I hope you enjoy this card!  Did you get everything you wanted from Sale-A-Bration yet?!  I hope so...but if not...let me know!  I would love to help!  Thank you so much for visiting!


Friday, February 12, 2021

Pierced Blooms Sketch...TGIF Challenge 303!!!

 It's FRIDAY!  And the TGIF Challenge I have for you today is a SKETCH challenge!  I love this kind of "challenge" because it isn't much of one!  Hee.  A sketch is a map that just guides you in your papercrafting journey!  😀  First up is the card I made!

I LOVE the Pierced Blooms Dies and coordinating stamp set, In Bloom.  When I saw the sketch challenge for this week, this In Bloom Bundle just jumped out at me.  So I went with it.  I had white blooms in my head, and I was going to make a mostly white card.  But I grabbed a piece of the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (that you can currently earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!!!) and this is the card that was born.  Hee.  Here are a couple pics of the details:

And is the sketch!!!

Now...I can't wait to see what you make!  Take this sketch, let it inspire you, and then come post your project over on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  I can't wait to see what you make!

Please let me know how I can help you or if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Thank you so much for visiting and I hope that you are glad that you did!


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Friendly Flamingo

Hot pink flamingos?! ♡ YES, PLEASE! ♡ A flamingo bundle...even MORE yes, please!!!  This Friendly Flamingo Bundle is one of my very favorites in the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  Have you played with it yet?!  This is my first card I made with it, and I love all the texture:

ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, VersaMark
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil, Vellum
Stamps: Friendly Flamingo
Tools: Flamingo Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder
Accessories: Opal RonWhite Stampin' Embossing Powder, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (gold thread)
Here are some of the texture bits I added:

  • Blended background using the Blending Brushes!  LOVE these!  
  • Splattered water on the blended background
  • Gold Foil border
  • Embossed Coastal Cabana edge
  • Vellum label for subtle layer
  • Little "bubbles" made with the Opal Rounds 
  • Stamped than watercolored vines for subtle color added to vines
  • Gold bow
  • White embossed sentiment 


Here are some more close-up pics to see the details and textures better:


Let me know if you have any questions!  What little touches do you add to your projects to add texture? Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!



Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Hey Chick!

Have you seen the Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick Bundles?!  They TOTALLY "crack" me up!  😂  

ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Memento Jet Black, VersaMark, Stampin' Write Markers: Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Hey Chick, Hey Birthday Chick
Tools: Birthday Chick Dies, Chick Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Pinewood Plank Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Embossing Powder, Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack (Coastal Cabana Ribbon, Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (gold thread)

These bundles are both so cute and work so well together!  Just look at this "beginning to crack" egg and then the full-on celebratory birthday chick...and how cute they are!! 

It was a lot of fun to make this card.  And just FYI...if you have been around the Stampin' Up! world for awhile, the Hey Chick Stamp Set may look familiar!  It was a 2017 Sale-A-Bration stamp set that has RETURNED!!!  And now has coordinating DIES with it!  Yay!  And brought along two friends...the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set & Birthday Chick Dies!  Thank you, Stampin' Up!  💕 So have you seen these yet?!  What do YOU think?!  Do you just love them?!  😍

Just let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Thank you so much for visiting!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!


Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...